Chess Quotes

1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”
winning game

2. Kazuo Ishiguro

“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you've made, and there's this panic because you don't know yet the scale of disaster you've left yourself open to.”
your finger off the piece

3. Marcel Duchamp

“All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess.”
are pieces of a chess game called language

4. Stefan Zweig

“In chess, as a purely intellectual game, where randomness is excluded, - for someone to play against himself is absurd ... It is as paradoxical, as attempting to jump over his own shadow.”
purely intellectual game

5. Emanuel Lasker

“When you see a good move, look for a better one”
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6. Karim R. Ellis

“A king may be the most important piece on the chessboard, however, the queen is the most powerful.”
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7. Max Euwe

“Strategy requires thought tactics require observation.”
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9. Robert Green

“You yourself must learn to master your emotions, and never be influenced by anger.”
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10. Anatoly Karpov

“Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.”
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